Anjelica Huston: how we made The Addams Family

‘I based Morticia on Jerry Hall. We’re still friends’

I’d been a successful cinematographer. I shot the first three Coen brothers movies, Big and When Harry Met Sally. I was in La finishing up shooting Misery when producer Scott Rudin left me a script to read – The Addams Family. I’d grown up loving Charles Addams’ cartoons in the New Yorker. They were dark and funny. Scott said: “If I can convince Orion Studios to hire you would you be willing to direct it?” I said: “Sure.” You never actually think anything like that’s going to happen – but it did.
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